Filibusters in the US Senate are a particularly effective form of GOP obstruction. Since January 20, 2009 the GOP have threatened to filibuster approximately 360 times. That is an average of almost two per week. It makes me very angry that the Republicans criticize the President for not passing budgets when they are using the filibuster or threat thereof to prevent action on the budget and other proposed laws.

Harry Reid has promised reform of the filibuster in January, 2013, if the Democrats retain control of the Senate. Senators representing red states with small populations can now block the will of the vast majority of Americans who live in blue states. It is time to change that.